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On sexual violence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16874129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sexual violence is a multidimensional concept that is not completely understood even within forensic psychiatry. Violent sexual behaviour such as sexually sadistic homicides would be included within the definition, but it is commonly defined more broadly as any deviant sexual behaviour. In this review, the broadest definition of sexual violence is used in order to facilitate the most comprehensive review of scientific articles in the field. RECENT FINDINGS: This review covers sexual violence from the extreme of sexually motivated homicides to sexual violence in Internet crimes. The review can be divided into four subject areas. The first relates to extreme sexual violence such as sexually motivated homicide, the second area refers to Internet sexual offending, the third relates to studies on the characteristics of the perpetrators of sexual offending behaviour and the fourth relates to risk evaluation and the prevalence of sexual violence. SUMMARY: Significant advances have been made in relation to sexual sadism. Deviant sexual behaviour using the Internet is being studied. Significant research advances continue in understanding clinical characteristics of various types of sexual offenders. Other important areas of research relate to meta-analytical studies of sexual offenders.
John M W Bradford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in psychiatry     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0951-7367     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-28     Completed Date:  2007-01-03     Revised Date:  2007-03-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809880     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Psychiatry     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  527-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Homicide / statistics & numerical data
Internet / statistics & numerical data
Sadism / epidemiology
Sex Offenses / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Violence / psychology*

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